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CALGreen, California’s first green building code

By Ali LoPiccolo Marketing Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) California is recognized for having ambitious climate and energy goals. Pursuit of these goals requires the state to seek thoughtful action while ensuring that the energy systems remain stable and accessible. As a part of California’s Building Standards Code, ‘Title 24 Part 11’ addresses the state’s […]
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A Glance at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta

Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is proud to announce our participation in the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for 2019. This year’s conference is especially exciting for SIG because it is being held in our home city of Atlanta, Georgia. The Greenbuild topic for 2019 is “A New Living Standard.” Greenbuild strives to bring together a […]
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Responsible Materials Sourcing

By Tushaar Sharma Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Responsible materials sourcing is an aspect of business that various companies globally have started paying greater attention to, as they begin to realize the environmental, social and economic impacts of adopting this practice. This business process refers to the method through which companies or vendors […]
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New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act and Its Impact on Existing Buildings

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The city of New York has passed and enacted a slew of bills forming the Climate Mobilization Act in order to achieve certain sustainability and energy goals by the year 2050. This Act is credited with the potential to achieve the “equivalent of taking more […]
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The Need for Urban Agriculture

By Ali LoPiccolo Marketing Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The trending inclination to dwell in the city, coupled with the evolution of the food system, has landed us at a crossroads. Global population continues to rise, and the rural farming landscape is under immense pressure to keep up. In the United States, those who are […]
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Green Initiatives in Georgia Schools

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) From elementary schools to Universities, schools are leading the way for a new generation of sustainable-minded individuals. Here’s a look at what Georgia schools and colleges are doing! Living Building Challenge at Georgia Tech The Living Building Challenge is one of the world’s most rigorous building […]
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The benefits of natural views in the workplace

By Ann Thompson Consulting Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) What does human/nature interaction look like in 2019? Before discussing the benefits of the natural world being visible in the office, it is essential to understand how humans are interacting with nature in the twenty-first century. According to a report released by the Environmental Protection Agency […]
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Boulder Building Performance Ordinance

Boulder adopts Building Performance Ordinance By Ann Thompson Consulting Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Discussion around the sustainability of the built environment leads to a complicated question of responsibility. On whom does it fall to lead communities in the direction of a more green urban landscape? From building owners to tenants, whose duty is it […]
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Sustainable Practices in National Parks

By Daniel Weisman Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The National Park Service Since its founding in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has been a leader in the protection of natural resources at over four hundred parks across the United States. National parks are home to many of the world’s most fascinating creatures. Within […]
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The Oakland EcoBlock Project: Sustainable Building Practices and Community Design

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The Reason for the Oakland EcoBlock Project Industrial and technological advancements have led to rapid population growth and subsequent urbanization. Cities in the United States now contain over 80% of the country’s population. Forty percent of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions stem from buildings, […]
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